Biden Trans Health Nominee Urged 'Accelerating' Cross-Sex Hormones for Homeless Teens
Dr. Rachel Levine said 'street teens' immediately obtain cross-sex hormones
Joe Biden’s transgender nominee for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Dr. Rachel Levine, recommended in 2017 the “accelerating” of cross-sex hormones for homeless teens suffering from gender dysphoria.
Levine, born Richard Levine until switching gender four years ago, delivered an address to an audience at Franklin & Marshall College titled, “It’s a Transgeneration: Issues in Transgender Medicine."
At 28:00 in the video, Levine said that those in the transgender medical industry treating gender-dysphoric teens from the “street” should not use the protocol of using puberty blockers to stop normal puberty, instead immediately obtain cross-sex hormones.
Levine told the audience that homeless teens identifying as transgender have “essentially thrown out by their parents because of their gender identity and expression.”
Biden's transgender nominee added that “street youth” should not receive puberty blockers, but rather “accelerate” with cross-sex hormones “so that the young people feel validated and are getting care consistent with their path.”
What actually happened is Levine was repeatedly asked whether Levine was for or against **minors** receiving hormones and/or surgeries without parental consent. Levine refused to answer the question. Repeatedly. https://t.co/7XlZ2moK7M— 4thWaveNow (@4th_WaveNow) February 26, 2021
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) questioned Levine during Thursday’s Senate confirmation and highlighted the talk in 2017.
Paul asked Levine:
Do you support the government intervening to override the parent’s consent to give a child puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and or amputation surgery of breasts and genitalia? You have said that you’re willing to accelerate the protocols for street kids.
I’m alarmed that poor kids with no parents who are homeless and distraught, you would just go through this and allow that to happen to a minor.
Levine failed to answer the question, including “Do you believe that minors are capable of making such a life-changing decision as changing one’s sex?”
Levine repeated a prepared response, saying:
“Senator, transgender medicine is a very complex and nuanced field, and if confirmed to the position of Assistant Secretary of Health, I would certainly be pleased to come to your office and talk with you and your staff about the standards of care and the complexity of this field.”
Thread:— 4thWaveNow (@4th_WaveNow) February 27, 2021
This week Pres. Biden's nominee for Asst. Health Secretary, Rachel Levine, was grilled during confirmation hearings. The MSM is unified in condemning Sen. Rand Paul, who pressed Levine (to no avail) to opine on under-18 medical transition. 1/nhttps://t.co/QhGE1sHlqA
It's no secret Levine is a proponent of the "affirmative" model of pediatric transition, as demonstrated in the video described in this quoted tweet. Among other things, Levine thinks teens living on the street should be prescribed cross-sex hormones. 2/nhttps://t.co/ZuXNZjXDNx— 4thWaveNow (@4th_WaveNow) February 27, 2021
Experts on both sides of the issue agree “80 percent to 95 percent” of children with gender dysphoria “accepted their biological sex by late adolescence," according to The American College of Pediatricians.
But transgender activists have campaigned to shift the worldview of young people with gender dysphoria.
There are more than 40 gender clinics administering puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones to children in the US.
The College noted warned children would likely be faced with sterility after receiving puberty blockers.
In 2019, ver 1,000 children and teens received treatment for gender dysphoria a the largest transgender-youth clinic in Los Angeles in 2019, the National Review reported.
[T]he youngest patient was four years old. And the director of that clinic has admitted to personally recommending double mastectomies for “probably about 200” adolescent females, a decision she has justified by the argument that “they don’t identify as girls,” thus breast removal is actually “chest reconstruction.”
Similarly, a study entitled “Age Is Just a Number,” published in 2017 in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, reveals that eleven out of the 20 surgeons interviewed admitted to having performed vaginoplasty — that is, castration followed by the inversion of the penis to form a pseudo-vaginal canal — “1 to 20” times on males under the age of 18.
Dr. Johanna Olson-Kennedy is referring girls as young as 13 for double mastectomies in Los Angeles. @RandPaul was telling the truth, and all the gender activists have to counter that is try and scare people away from looking at the public evidence.https://t.co/T1UOP5hTvw— WoLF (@WomensLibFront) February 26, 2021